• 250.725.4456
625 Campbell Street, Tofino, BC

Learn to surf with Canada’s best known surf school.

Surf Sister Surf School was founded in 1999 in Tofino BC. We provide men and women of all ages and abilities with safe, fun and informative lessons that are designed to get you stoked and give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be a surfer. All our instructors are certified in Lifesaving, First Aid and CPR. Surf Sister adheres to the standards set by the British Columbia Association of Surf Instructors and is the only surf school in Canada to be certified and recognized by the National Surf Schools and Instructors Association

Come by our shop to check out our latest clothing and accessories, grab a latte or sign up for one of our surf programs! We are open year round.

Additional Information

Group Lessons

Try surfing and get hooked! Our co-ed lessons offer 3 hours on quality surf instruction and lots of water time to practice. We offer a Day 1 course as well as a follow up Day 2 to build on your skills with a maximum student to instructor ratio of 5:1

**Must be 12 years and up and have basic swim skills

**Each lesson includes wetsuit and surfboard for the duration of the lesson

DAY 1- “The Basics” – We start on land with some theory to cover the basics; equipment usage and care, ocean safety, surf etiquette and pop up technique. Then we head into the water to practice!

DAY 2 – “The Next Step” – We start on land and cover the more technical aspects of wave riding and give you the skills, knowledge, and confidence to begin the transition into riding “green waves”. You’ll learn how to paddle out, the theory of riding green waves and how to read the conditions to score the best waves. The prerequisite of this course is that you have taken a beginner lesson from us recently.


Private Lessons and Kids Lessons

Private lessons are perfect for those wanting either extra attention or advanced instruction. Also a great way for families and children as young as 6 to get in the water. Private lessons are 2.5 hours long and the price varies depending on the number of participants



2 Day Weekend Warrior Camp– Day camp only, 2 x 3 hour surf lessons plus a 2 hour free surf on Saturday night., includes prize pack. Coed ages 12+ years and up

5 Day Girls Teen Camp – Day camp only, 6 hours each day, includes prize pack. For teenage girls 12-18 years old

5 Day Coed Progresssion Sessons – Day camp only, 3 hours each day, includes prize pack. Coed ages 19+ or teens accompanied with adult.

We also offer Yoga/Surf Retreats and All inclusive packages with specific accomodation providers. Please see our website for more details.